Accoya® is world's leading high technology wood. It is produced from non-toxic cellular modification process known as acetylation. The softwood used in this process is Radiata Pine sourced from sustainably managed forests in New Zealand. The result is a durable, stable and non-toxic material with performance characteristics better than any hardwood. Accoya holds industry leading environmental credentials. The exceptional durability of Accoya is warranted for a minimum life of 50 years above ground and 25 years in-ground.
Accoya wood is perfect for various outdoor and indoor applications such as cladding, decking, panelling, timber fins, fence and joinery.
Board lengths range from 1.8m to 4.8m
- Warranty is 50 years above ground, 25 years in-ground or fresh water.
- Exceeds the properties of most durable hardwoods.
- Better fitting in all weather conditions.
- welling and shrinkage is minimal.
- Reduced maintenance costs.
- Wide profiles are achievable.
- Sourced from sustainable forests in New Zealand and FSC® certified.
- Accoya is certified by all the major sustainability programs including Cradle to Cradle™ and Declare.
- Accoya is naturally renewable.
Non-toxic & recyclable
- The acetylation process is a non-toxic process, off cuts and waste can be safely burned or disposed of as untreated timber.
- No harmful effect in habitable spaces.
- Can be safely re-used, recycled and incinerated.
Perfect for coating
- Black and dark colours are possible with less maintenance.
- Improved stability means coatings last up to two times longer.
- Easier to coat, less preparation and sanding required.
No need to apply chemical preservatives when cut or planed.
Contact with metals
All wood contains organic acids, although the quantity varies by species. These organic acids contribute to the corrosion of metal fasteners used in wood. Accoya wood has comparable acid levels to many other durable species such as oak and Western Red Cedar.
Tests have shown that base metals and galvanised metals that are in direct contact with wood containing acids will corrode in damp climatic conditions. It is therefore strongly recommended that high quality stainless steel, corrosion resistant aluminium or naval brass products be used in areas exposed to moisture or condensation. The metal and/ or the Accoya wood should be coated or otherwise separated to avoid direct contact between wood and these metals.
From a technical performance perspective, in respect of attributes such as durability and dimensional stability, there is no need to finish Accoya wood. However, like any natural wood species, Accoya wood is susceptible to weathering in outdoor circumstances.
Because Accoya wood has a very high resistance against rotting, a popular choice is to use it in various applications uncoated. It will be left to weather naturally to a silver-grey colour, due to physical and biological processes that takes place within top layer.
A wet and dry board may vary in appearance. Due to installation details, the presence of shaded areas and the natural differences in the wood between boards some may dry quicker than others. not only does this reflect on the appearance of the surface while drying, it will also have an influence on the development of moulds, algae so on.
Acetylation of wood as such a non-toxic process process does not seem to have an influence on the resistance against surface mould and yeast growth. However, in damp areas there is high risk that surface growth will develop on accoya wood, as they would on other softwood species, but the incidence of blue stain development is rare.
Accoya is supplied as rough sawn and planed wood in various sizes and grades.
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